Windows Insiders are so passé, Microsoft now has Skype Insiders

If call quality is even worse than usual, this could be the reason

Microsoft has kicked off a Skype Insiders program for people “interested in providing feedback to shape and enhance the Skype experience!”

That's Skype Community Manager Allen-S' exclamation point, reproduced from his post explaining that the new group “will have early access to Skype software and services updates and improvements.”

Microsoft recently re-built Skype as a cloud service, taking it away from its peer-to-peer roots in the name of a browser-based client and in the hope it can add more services.

The new Insiders will get to test that transition, by giving “early feedback on these improvements and as well as help us iron out any quirks before we release them broadly.”

Microsoft's also offered this little note for would-be insiders:

Please remember while we're really excited to share with the folk who sign up, we don't want to spill the beans to anyone outside of this program and so please keep it a secret!

Sorry, Microsoft. It's not a secret any more.

Sign up for the program here , if you can keep a secret. ®

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